Case Scenario Critical Reader - Preparing Media (UW-Madison)

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You need to prepare image files before insertion into CSCR Builder. While CSCR Builder has image resizing capabilities, you'll find that the creation process is much smoother when you pre-size your photos and images to fit within the page or pane before inserting them. CSCR Builder accepts Web-ready image files in the gif, jpg and png format. If your image file is a different format, you will need to open it in an image editor (Photoshop, Fireworks, etc.) and save or export it as a compatible format. If you don't have one of these applications Sumo Paint is a free and easy to use online image editing tool for cropping, resizing and converting image files.

The following instructions are for re-sizing an image in Adobe Photoshop:

  • Click into the Image menu at the top of the screen
  • Select "Image Size" from the list of options, which will bring up the following dialog box:

Using the top "Width" and "Height" fields (within the "Pixel Dimensions" box), resize the image to dimensions which will fit within the CSCR window. As a default, CSCR pages have a width of 758 pixels. So, for example, if you are inserting an image on a pane with a width of 50%, you would want to resize your images to be less than 329 pixels wide. This Resizing and Cropping tutorial shows you how to adjust images using available graphic tools on your computer.

Additional tools:

  • Pixbuilder
  • Gimp
  • Photoscape

Keywords:CSCR case scenario critical reader builder   Doc ID:36307
Owner:Content Authoring Support .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2014-01-08 15:31 CDTUpdated:2017-04-21 07:45 CDT
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